Holiday Prelude Concert
Fall 2018 Concert Notes
Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor
Joe Jacovino, Accompanist
Connecticut Master Chorale Holiday Brass
Sunday November 18, 2018 3:00 pm
First Congregational Church, Danbury, Connecticut
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Arise, Your Light Has Come – David Danner (1951 - 1993)
Opening with brass fanfares and majestic pageantry, this dynamic choral showcase is an exceptional canticle of praise.
Song of the Angels – arr. Mark Hayes
A spirited paring of two popular carols - uniquely done with alternating rhythms.
1831 - 1908
1835 - 1893
O Little Town of Bethlehem – Lewis Redner; words by Phillips Brooks; arr. Dan Forrest
This beloved carol has been given a new special treatment from one of our favorite composers.
1881 - 1965
People, Look East – Eleanor Farjeon; arr. Craig Courtney
A joyous setting of this advent carol for one piano - four hands.
Kim André Arnesen
Cradle Song – Kim André Arnesen
Beautifully expressive piece set to a poem by the famous hymn writer Isaac Watts. Featured on the 2013 St. Olaf Christmas concert broadcast from Norway.
Tiny Miracle – Pepper Choplin
A cappella with a Latin feel with percussion.
Whisper! Whisper! – Jay Althouse
Lively a cappella spiritual for men's voices.
Celebration of Light – Joseph Martin
Energetic and festive original for Hanukkah.
Christmas Joy! – arr. Dan Forrest
A medley of timeless yuletide melodies, packaged in fresh and sparkling colors.
1902 - 1964
Ruby Pickens Tartt
1880 - 1974
1915 - 2002
Last Month of the Year – Vera Hall; adapted and arranged by Ruby Pickens Tartt and Alan Lomax; arr. Mac Huff
Joyous gospel-shuffle spiritual - arranged in call-and-response style. Originally popularized by the Kingston Trio.
A RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS
1885 - 1961
The Sleigh – Richard Kountz (1896 - 1950); arr. Wallingford Riegger
The effective, ethnic dance-style is filled with energy and enthusiasm.
Carol of the Russian Children – arr. Audrey Snyder
Charming arrangement of a well-known folk song.
Tina Johns Heidrich
Kalinka – arr. Tina Johns Heidrich
With its bold and spirited refrain, Kalinka is derived from an old Russian dance form and continues to enjoy great popularity in Russia and around the world.
(1942 - 2007)
Children's Winter – Dermot O'Reilly; arr. Tova Olson
Stunning selection depicting reflections of winter in the eyes of children.
Beth Nielsen Chapman
There's Still My Joy – Melissa Manchester, Matt Rollings, and Beth Nielsen Chapman; arr. Roger Emerson
A gentle folk-style expression of Christmas, creating a hushed wonder.
Glow – Brett Eldredge and Ross Copperman; arr. Ed Lojeski
New composition with a big-band feel and Manhattan Transfer-style vocals.
Christmas Memories – Rosephanye Powell
A charming, romantic ballad recounting memories of love at Christmastime.
1945 - 2015
Testify! – Dottie Peoples; arr. Mike Speck, Lari Goss, and Danny Zaloudik
We will pull out all the stops to close our concert with this rousing number, that has driving rhythmic excitement straight through to its jubilant conclusion.